2016 Gibson ES-335
(Serial No. ME303023) As-new, mint unplayed condition, no warranty. I got this in trade from a authorized dealer - it is new stock, Memphis production. The plastic protective covering is still on the pickguard. Blonde with flamed maple top, back and sides. The ES-335 has been the standard in semi-hollow body guitars since 1958. They are warm, resonate and mellow. The guitar has a construction with a solid piece of maple in the middle of the body to reduce feedback. Has two humbuckers, pearl peghead logo, nickle plated hardware, and a stop tainpiece which increases sustain. The ES-335 seems to speak from somewhere lower in its body, somewhere further back in the throat, than earlier guitars. A good ES-335 specimen does not reflect sound from its surface, but seems to generate it inside the body. Some qualities hit you right away - the satisfying proportions and balance of the guitar, the pure intonation along the entire length of the fretboard - while others exist at the margins, like the range of tonal information you can get when plugged in from different pick attacks, bends and volume levels. The longer you play it and push its abilities, the more you get it. Just set up by my luthier. Comes with a new Gibson hardshell case and the certificate of authenticity.
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